|Birth: ||Sep. 4, 1947|
|Death: ||May 14, 1968|
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam
US Marine LCpl Jimmy Richard Cox, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Kannapolis, NC.
US Marine Lance Corporal Jimmy Richard Cox was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, LCPL Cox served our country until May 14th, 1968 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was married. It was reported that Jimmy died from accidental electrocution. His body was recovered. LCPL Cox is on panel 60E, line 009 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.
Marine Electrocuted In Vietnam: Funeral services for Marine Lance Corp Jimmy Richard Cox, 20, of 917 Grace Aye., who was electrocuted in Vietnam on May 14, will be conducted Sunday at a p.m. at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel by Elder Clarence Mill and the Rev. E.0.Connelly, Burial will be at Carolina Memorial Park with full military honors. The body will remain at Lack's Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Saturday night from 7 to 9. He was born in Haberfham County, Ga., Sept. 4, 1947, the son of Tommy Cox of Georgia and Mrs. Christine Miller Cox of Kannapolis. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Pamela J Meeks Cox; a brother, J. W. of Kannapolis: a sister, Mrs. Judy Jones of Kannapolis; and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. D.D. York of Fautee, Ga.
Jimmy was a pole vaulter in high school and loved to work on car motors. He was a well liked young man who would go out of his way to help someone. His mother to this day struggles with the memory of his death. Christine York(His Mother).
Marine LCpl Jimmy Richard Cox, 21 year old son of Mrs Christine Cox of 917 Grace Ave, was killed in Vietnam Tuesday, according to a report received by his family Thursday. LCpl Cox, husband of Pam Louise Meeks Cox of North Ridge Avenue, went to Vietnam last February 1st, and was assigned to a communications unit there. According to the report, the young marine was killed when he accidentally came in contact with high voltage wire while working on a power line.
He had attended A.L. Brown High School and had worked as a life guard at Happy's Lake before entering the US Marine Corps last August 6th. While in school, young Cox served as a carrier for the Daily Independent, working the routes around East 10th and 11th streets, Moose Road and Brookdale and Marble Avenue. Lcpl Cox was born in Clarksville, Georgia and spent most of his life in Kaanapolis. Surviving in adition to his wife, are a brother, Jackie Walter Cox of Kaanapolis, and a Sister, Mrs Judy Jones, also of Kaanapolis.
He was the husband of Mrs Pamela E Cox, 1518 North Ridge Avenue, Kannapolis, NC.
He served with R&C Company, 7th Communications Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 3rd MAF.
He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon(CAR), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Carolina Memorial Park
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17374881